Coming out of spring, Howard was the frontrunner for the starting cornerback job, opposite of Lafayette Pitts.
Howard is suspended for the entire 2014 season. He will remain with the program, and will practice and participate with the team, except for games.
He played in 11 games as a true freshman, finishing with 21 tackles and two pass breakups. His suspension opens the door for redshirt sophomore Trenton Coles to lock down the starting corner job. It also opens the door for true freshman Avonte Maddox to at least see the field.
Pitt opens training camp on Monday.